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ECE 4335/6: Capstone Design Fall 2013. Facilitators: Dr. Len Trombetta Dr. Diana de la Rosa-Pohl Advisors: Dr. Ben Jansen Dr. David Jackson. The Idea… . Students work on team projects sponsored by UH, industry, and government.

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Ece 4335 6 capstone design fall 2013

ECE 4335/6: Capstone Design Fall 2013

Facilitators:

Dr. Len Trombetta

Dr. Diana de la Rosa-Pohl

Advisors:

Dr. Ben Jansen

Dr. David Jackson


The idea
The Idea…

  • Students work on team projects sponsored by UH, industry, and government.

  • We cover a variety of professional development topics, including...

  • …Communications skills (both written and oral). These are important to the success of any project, and will be emphasized.


The bottom line
The Bottom Line…

  • You and your team are responsible for your project and its success. You are expected to behave professionally, which means…

    • You take your work seriously and do what is necessary to get the job done.

    • You show up on time for class, and for meetings with faculty and industry consultants.

    • You “pull your weight” on the team.


Organization
Organization

  • Teams: Three or four students.

  • Cohorts:Four to five teams with similar technical issues.

  • Your project will be assigned one or more of the following.

    • Faculty Advisor:A UH faculty member who will help with administration and guidance.

    • Engineer: A technical contact who is familiar with your project.

    • Facilitator: A course instructor who will provide overall guidance and handle administrative issues.


Course web sites
Course Web Sites

  • www.egr.uh.edu/courses/ece/ece4335 : Posting of all documents: assignments, instructions, syllabus, schedule…

  • Blackboard: Used for e-mail, grade posting, and TurnItIn.com submissions

    • Be sure your account is set up properly for forwarding


Assignments
Assignments

Deliverables (see schedule):

  • Individual

    • Proposal Progress Reports

      • 1 written; 1 oral

  • Team

    • Prototype Demo

    • Final Proposal (oral and written)

    • Poster Presentations


Meetings
Meetings

  • Facilitatormeetings(with faculty advisors)

    • Progress check

    • Administrative issues

  • Professional Development

    • Lecture material, guest lectures

    • PC board layout; ethics; LabView; engineering standards…

  • Presentations

    • Proposal Reports by individual students

    • Proposal Presentation by teams (end-of-semester)


Individual proposal reports
Individual Proposal Reports

  • Oral

    • 8 minute presentation in class

    • 1 per team: student A, B, C, or D

  • Written

    • 9 page max

    • Due Friday before presentations

    • 1 per team: student B, C, D, or A


Pre proposals
Pre-Proposals

  • Teams that have not had projects approved by the facilitators will compete for projects by submitting a pre-proposal.

  • Pre-proposal Contents:

    • Who is on your team?

    • Why is your team the best choice?

    • How are you going to approach the project?

      • 1-2 paragraphs for 1stand 2ndchoices.


Projects
Projects

The Glover List (amended 8/26)

TSGC Design Challenge

The Monterey Collaboration